Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

I am a HUGE fan of chicken salads, especially during the Summer months when I do not feel like heating up the kitchen. They are quick and easy to throw together and they taste delicious!

This dish is also great to take to those potlucks or BBQ get-togethers you keep getting invited to but do not know what to bring. This is a definite crowd pleaser. And although... this recipe is called jalapeno popper chicken salad, it really isn't that spicy so don't let the name fool you.

This recipe calls for cooked chicken breasts so if you really want a shortcut, use rotisserie chicken found at your local grocery store. Remove the skin and bones and use the breast meat. Or if you have a Costco near you, Costco sells rotisserie chicken breast meat already cooked and shredded for you. I actually used leftover grilled chicken from the day before, but you can use the cooking method of your choice.

Combine all the yummy ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. I added this delicious seasoning from Feast Mode Flavors to my chicken salad which made it taste even better! It is one of my favorite seasonings from this company! I should know because I have almost every flavor! I am kind of addicted! Check them out! They make delicious seasonings with less sodium and clean ingredients! Healthy eating couldn't be easier! I am not an affiliate and all opinions are my own. I just love them so much so I wanted to share!

I served this chicken salad on bibb lettuce, which makes a great presentation at your next get Summer get together! No messy hands and already portioned out for you! This can also be eaten on a cauliflower crust, stuffed in a cooked sweet bell pepper or with assorted fresh veggies! Enjoy this yummy recipe!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

20 oz cooked chicken breasts, diced or shredded (4 Leaner Leans with 8 slices of turkey bacon)
8 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped (4 ounces Lean Protein subtracted from chicken)
1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt (1/3 Leaner Lean)
1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos (4 Condiments)
1 tbsp juice from jarred jalapenos
4 ounces or 8 tbsp light cream cheese, softened (8 Condiments)
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp light mayonnaise (4 Healthy Fats)
1/4 tsp garlic salt (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno Seasoning or seasonings of your choice (2 Condiments)
2/3 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (2/3 Lean)

Combine chicken, plain Greek yogurt, jalapenos, juice from jarred jalapenos, softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic salt and Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno Seasoning in a large bowl. Stir until combined. 

Gently stir in turkey bacon and cheddar cheese. Divide into 5 equal portions and serve as a lettuce wrap, on a cauliflower crust, stuffed in a cooked sweet bell pepper, or with an assortment of fresh veggies!

5 Servings (about 1 cup) with 1 Leaner Lean, 3 Condiments, and 1 Healthy Fat per Serving

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